Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 3 months ago

Educating People of High Risk During Kidney Disease Month

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE, TN — Are your ankles swelling? Swollen ankles might be an early sign of kidney disease, according to Dr. Francesca Tentori, a Vanderbilt nephrology instructor and medical director of outcomes research for DaVita Clinics. T...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Auburn University in a Double Spotlight

Auburn University was in a double spotlight Sunday, only the NCAA hopes most of the public’s attention stays focused on the positive rather than the negative one. The Tigers completed a brilliant four-day run by blowing out the Tennessee Volunteers 8...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Annual Jazz on the Triangle Dates are Set

NASHVILLE, TN — The annual series Jazz on the Triangle returns to the Church of the Holy Trinity for the twenty-fourth season this year.  Concerts will be the April 28, May 19, and June 16, featuring some of Nashville’s finest and most respected tale...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Dr. Joseph: Can’t Nashville be Wakanda?

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Marriott Hotel where Les Gemmes, Inc., held its 12th Annual Literary Luncheon. Dr. Joseph spoke of a place where everyone in the community prospered. “Wakanda” may be known best as the primary place for the hit movie...

by Staff - 3 months ago

The old Mizell Center may not be a phoenix; however, we are!

A Messsage From Our Publisher 20 [a] Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal. 21 He said to the sons of [b] Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ 22 t...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Black History Month in the Fillmore

by The People’s Minister of Information JR Valrey Promoters take a picture with artist Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné!: from left, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (professional boxer and owner of Hard Hitta Promotions), Dwayne Wiggins (Tony! Toni...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Women’s History Month: Juanita Jackson Mitchell

University of Maryland School of Law graduate Juanita Jackson Mitchell in cap and gown with her sons Clarence M. Mitchell III, Keiffer Mitchell, and Michael Bowen Mitchell. College Park, Maryland./Photo By Paul Henderson, circa 1950. Maryland Histor...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Joyner to Receive Vanguard Award March 30

LOS ANGELES, CA — The NAACP announced on March 18, 2019 that mass media icon Tom Joyner will be honored with the Vanguard Award at the 50th NAACP Image Awards. The Vanguard Award is presented to a person whose groundbreaking work increases our unders...

by Staff - 3 months ago

Menthol milestone, the anniversary no one is celebrating

by Carol McGruder Coming of age in the 1970s, I can still vividly remember seeing Marvin Gaye at the Kool Jazz Festival at the Oakland Coliseum and thinking how wonderful it was that Kool cigarettes were supporting our artists. I was a teenag...

by Staff - 3 months ago

A Salute to Female Black Judges  

Florence Taylor Barner, Fabienne Fahnestock, Phobee Francois and Vegina Hawkins In celebration of Women’s Month we would like to say congratulations to our Black Female Judges both sitting and retired. Florence Taylor Bonner, Fabienne Fahnestock, P...

by Staff - 3 months ago

“Green Book” Hollywood Subtle Racism

Don Valentine and Nicole Nutting By Don Valentine and Nicole Nutting He said:  It’s appalling this historically incorrect movie won the best picture of the year for the Academy awards. White folks still don’t rationally understand the nuances of th...